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TechCrunch Cloud Computing Roundtable & MeetUp
Friday, February 27, 2009 from 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM (PST)
Mountain View, CA
Whose Cloud is it Anyway?
2:30 - 3:15 Product Pitches
Three product pitches from early-stage enterprise focused start-ups. Feedback from panel of experts. UPDATE: slots filled.
3:30 - 5:00 Roundtable Discussion
The cloud is many things to many people. It is a a data center in the sky, a platform for a new bread of enterprise apps, a way to bring Web-scale computing to businesses small and large.
But are we on the verge of a new set of platform wars that will make the Windows Vs. Mac war look like Tiddlywinks? Or will all the different cloud platforms which are emerging create an interwoven fabric of Web applications that draw from each cloud as is convenient? Mission critical apps are moving to the cloud. In fact, entire industries are being built on cloud computing infrastructure.
Yet as both consumer and enterprise apps move to the cloud, they start to look more and more alike. They also begin to take on social features. What does a social enterprise app look like?
To help us explore these questions we’ll have on hand:
Werner Vogels, CTO, Amazon
Mike Schroepfer, VP of Engineering, Facebook
Gina Bianchini, CEO, Ning
John Engates, CTO, Rackspace
Marc Benioff, CEO, Salesforce.com
Vic Gundotra, VP Engineering, Google
Amitabh Srivastava, Corporate VP, Windows Azure
Lew Tucker, CTO, Cloud Computing, Sun Microsystems
Scott Dietzen, SVP Communications Products, Yahoo
Paul Buchheit, Co-founder, FriendFeed; creator of Gmail
Erick Schonfeld, co-editor TechCrunch
Steve Gillmor, editor TechCrunchIT
5:00 - 6:30 MeetUp Reception and Demo Tables
Interested in sponsoring the Cloud Roundtable? Demo tables available during reception to showcase to press, speakers, and attendees. Please contact jlogo [at] earthlink [dot] net or heather [at] techcrunch [dot] com.